It's a rare race in New England for Maine's Austin Theriault. The NASCAR K & N East Series stops at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut tonight. The race will mark the halfway point in the series.

Theriault and his #1 Hattori Racing Team car are in 8th place for the tour championship but just 47 points out of first place.

Theriault is coming off a 5th place finish two weeks ago in a series race in Virginia.

Qualifying takes place at 6pm. The race is set for 9:15pm.

The Stafford track is a short, half-mile, semi-banked track.